COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM PRESENTS A SONGWRITER ROUND WITH THE PEACH PICKERS ON AUGUST 1
Programming in Support of the Exhibition Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – July 23, 2015 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum presents a songwriter round featuring the Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) Saturday, August 1, at 2 p.m. The Georgia-bred tunesmiths will perform and discuss songwriting, in support of the exhibition Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary, presented by Citi. The title of the exhibit comes from a song written by Bryan and the Peach Pickers. The program is included with museum admission, free to museum members and will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.
The songwriters’ collaborations have yielded a string of #1 singles for fellow Georgian Luke Bryan. Other Bryan hits featuring co-writes by the trio include current single “Kick the Dust Up,” as well as “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” “Play It Again,” “Rain Is a Good Thing,” and “That’s My Kind of Night.” Following the program, Akins, Davidson and Hayslip will sign copies of a commemorative Hatch Show Print poster, available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional programming planned for the exhibition’s run will feature a conversation with Bryan’s producer, Jeff Stevens, as part of the museum’s Music Masters series, on August 8. Visit countrymusichalloffame.org for details.
The exhibit tells the story of Bryan’s life and career. Among the wealth of artifacts on display:
Little League baseball uniform and glove
Second grade school backpack and denim jacket
First guitar, which his parents gave him when he was fourteen
A script from his high school production of Annie Get Your Gun, in which Luke starred
Handwritten lyrics to his 2014 chart-topping single, “I See You”
Stage props from his Spring Break concerts
Stage clothes worn by Bryan at concerts and award shows
Music awards, including trophies for his ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year wins
Bow and arrows used by Bryan on the Outdoor Channel reality series Buck Commander: Protected by Under Armour.
Museum programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and by an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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